Photo of the Day

September 12, 2017

Above and Beyond

Capturing this photo of a whale breaching off the coast of Alaska is a special memory for Your Shot photographer Eric Esterle, who was sitting in a kayak at the time. "Surrounded by silence, I could hear the whale calls above the surface," he remembers. "I am privileged and thankful." This photo was submitted to Your Shot, our photo community on Instagram. Follow us on Instagram at @natgeoyourshot or visit us at natgeo.com/yourshot for the latest submissions and news about the community.
Photograph by Eric Esterle, National Geographic Your Shot

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